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Tingha and District War Memorial

Tingha and District War Memorial
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Tingha District War Memorial, bronze soldier and brick wall with plaques
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Tingha District War Memorial, brick wall of plaques
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Description / Background

This war memorial is comprised of a stone gate, a brick wall with attached plaques and a sculpture of a soldier positioned on top of the wall. 

The memorial gate is constructed of local grey granite and once stood at the entrance to the Tingha Cottage Hospital. The columns each hold a white marble roll of honour. The roll for the First World War is on the left column and those who enlisted in the Second World War are on the right column. A detailed description of the unveiling by Mr Davis Hughes MLA on 25 April 1952 was published in the Inverell Times on 28 April 1952.

The gate was later moved to the front of the Tingha Sports and Recreation Club. The monument was dedicated by Captain Norman Beckett of the Salvation Army and unveiled by State RSL Councillor Don Rowe on 13 March 1994.

A low brick wall stands in front of the gates and has several plaques attached. Two plaques are dedicated to the Korean War and to Aboriginal soldiers who served. There are also plaques to commemorate 100 Years of Anzac, the contribution of women in all conflicts and services, and veterans of the Vietnam War.

The bronze soldier with bowed head and rifle at rest was sculpted and cast by Evelone Bronze in Sydney. It was dedicated at the Anzac Day service on Saturday 25 April 2015. The Tingha RSL Sub-Branch received a grant from the ANZAC Centenary Grants Program for this sculpture and the 100 Years plaque. 

Inscription

Gate lintel 

Tingha District

Lest We Forget
At the going down of the sun and in the morning

1914-1918
They fought and died for us. Remember them.
1939-1945

Plaque 1

This memorial was unveiled by State Councillor Don Howe on the 13th March 1994

Plaque 2

This memorial was dedicated by Captain Norman Beckett of the Salvation Army on the 13th March 1994

B. COOPER President

S. DEAN D.C.M. Secretary

Plaque 3

Tingha RSL Sub Branch Commemorates 100 YEARS OF ANZAC
The Spirit Lives
2014-2018

Plaque 4

In memory of Women's Services of all wars

Plaque 5

In memory of Vietnam veterans
1962 to 1973

Plaque 6

In memory of
KOREA
1950-1956

Plaque 7

Dedicated to all Australian Aboriginals who served their country in time of war from 1914 to present

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
A Adams WW1 view
H Andrews WW1 view
W H Bacon WW1 view
R Bartlet WW1 view
R Broun WW1 view
G C Bucknell WW2 view
G Chigwidden WW1 view
G Cooper WW1 view
N Cooper WW2 view
G Cox WW1 view

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Address
Tingha Sport and Recreation Club
New Valley Road
Tingha NSW 2369
Local Government Area
Inverell Shire
Setting
Building – outside
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
Gate/lychgate
Statue/sculpture/artwork
Wall
Recorded by
Audrey McArdle, Hon Secretary/Treasurer, Tingha RSL; Graham Wilson OAM
Year of construction
1952, 1994, 2015
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18
Second World War, 1939–45
Korean War, 1950–53
Vietnam War, 1962–75
All conflicts
Materials
Brick
Bronze
Granite